SP7526: Coaching Science and Performance Delivery


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SP7526: Coaching Science and Performance Delivery

Module Title Coaching Science and Performance Delivery
Module Code SP7526
Module Tutor Richard Clarke
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module aims to introduce the importance of coaching science to the strength and conditioning coach’s skill set. Motor control, skill acquisition and pedagogy will all be discussed within different coaching contexts. Contemporary topics such as dynamic systems theory and the use of a constraints based approach will also be evaluated. Periodisation will be revisited with the module focusing more on training progression and regression for optimal learning.  A focus will be placed upon an individual’s ability to plan and deliver training sessions that are appropriate, productive and also adaptable.

Indicative Syllabus

The module content will include:

  1. The reflective process
  2. Coaching pedagogy
  3. Motor control and skill acquisition
  4. Periodisation and planning
  5. Context based delivery
  6. Multidisciplinary teamwork
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate use of the reflective process in an applied setting
  2. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of contemporary ethical issues in coaching athletes
  3. Be able to critically evaluate the role of context in coaching and planning based decision making
  4. Understand the role of motor control, motor learning and skill acquisition theories in strength and conditioning practice
  5. Evaluate the role of pedagogy and learning theories in strength and conditioning coaching
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 30% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1500 words
002: 70% Practical Exam: Display, Show or Performance: 30 minutes
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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